|The book that started it all...|
obsessing over them.
|Simone St. James|
Yet, love connections cannot detract from the main component in St. James' books: ghosts. Ghosts are difficult to write and authors unknowingly stumble into the pit of religious debate with life after death. However, St. James steers clear of this and creates her ghosts to be willing participants in seeking revenge for their deaths and solving mysteries perpetuated by the bad guys that endanger the living. These ghosts interact with the living and remain a constant source of anxiety and action throughout the book. There are no friendly ghosts; just ones that seek to discover the truth. Ghosts and their paranormal interactions is what propels St. James' books into the 'Must Read' category. It is rare to find an author who can have ghost, horror, and death without gore or extreme violence and still be fascinating. St. James has a style of writing that is clipped, precise, and peels like an onion, revealing bits and pieces of information slowly and methodically, until the reader is screaming with revelation at the end.
St. James' latest book, The Broken Girls (2018) is a slight departure from her usual. The story
|Be still, my anxious heart...|
These books are must reads for anyone who appreciates strong women, mysteries, and the paranormal. They are quick reads, but the story will stay with you for a long time. The romance, the action, the mystery, and the strong writing keep the plot quick paced and before the reader knows it, they're in the middle of a riveting confrontation in a world where the lines between life and death are blurred. You cannot help but question the possibility of ghosts after reading a St. James book; besides, in their situation, what would you do to seek revenge?
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